September 2, 2012

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 115 : " Working with a Short Staple Length "

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6 comments:

Jody said...

I recently recieved some very short stapled fleeces from Finland and now I know how I will prep them as I do have a Flicker.
I hope mine looks as nice as yours does :-)

Diane said...

Good luck Jody!
Actually, I was quite surprised by how well these turned out. It takes a bit of time, but well worth it. I think one of the reasons it works so well is the fact that the Howard flicker has very sharp ridgid teeth ... kinda of like a mini comb. At any rate, this has worked well for me. Do let us know how your short stapled fleeces turn out. I'm always looking for ideas.
Diane

Jody said...

Hi Diane,
My Flicker is a Clemes&Clemes. I just tried it with the beautiful fleeces (some is from Estonia too I believe) and it works beautifully.... you are a genius!! (seriously...I had not even thought of using my Flicker)
Thanks :-)

Jody said...

I just took aa closer look at your Flicker and it looks alot like the Fetling brush that came with my Supercarder.

Diane said...

Thanks Jody! I don't think I'm a genius, just a desperate spinner! I'm not sure what a getling brush looks like ... BUT the Howard flicker is mainly used to clean hand cards and drum carders ... although it can double as a flicker. Some of the other flicker brushes I have are pretty "light weight" and "soft". I like using the Howard brush because it can deal with locks that have matted yucky tips.
Lucky you to have fleeces from Estonia ... I would love to purchase a few from Estonia and some of the other Northern European countries too. If you know of anyone I could contact, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Jody said...

Diane I did a trade with this lady.
http://hillevisthreads.blogspot.ca/
She is on Ravelry too. The Estonian fleece is her favourite and much harder to find.
My Fetling brush is used for cleaning my electric carder.

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